08 Feb 2019

A super line up of events for 2019

We’ve got a great series of events planned for the coming year – and we are working hard to fill the rest of the calendar. The Memorial and The Scramble Experience are great to visit at any time, but when there is something extra on offer, it really makes a day out special. And don’t forget the cafe and shop are always open, too.

Sunday afternoon entertainment

We begin the year with a series of talks on Battle of Britain-linked themes, along with a great – and free – family film.

Sunday 10 February: Paul Tweddle talk – The Other Battle of Britain – Wing, 2.30, free to Hurricane members of Friends of the Few

Sunday 17 February: Melody Foreman talk – The Life And Times Of A Spitfire Girl – Wing, 2.30, free to Hurricane members of Friends of the Few

Sunday 10 March – join us for a free screening of David Walliams’ great family film Grandpa’s Great Escape – Wing, 2pm, FREE

Sunday 24 March – talk – Judy Williams,… Read more

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15 Apr 2019

More Sunday afternoon talks at The Wing

The fascinating series of Sunday afternoon talks at The Wing organised by Trustee Andy Simpson continues on 12 May at 2.30pm, when Wing Commander Sophy Gardner MBE RAF (rtd) – a fellow Trustee – will speak on “The RAF and Memorials”. Sophy, who has been granted access to the Royal Archives relating to the RAF […]… Read more

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12 Apr 2019

Celebrity auctioneer helps boost Trust funds

TV personality and long-term supporter of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust Jan Leeming wielded the auctioneer’s hammer to great effect at a fund-raising reception on Thursday (11 April). Jan, who has a particular interest in the members of the Few who flew with the Free French, helped the event raise several thousand pounds in […]… Read more

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3 Apr 2019

Sign up now for our next talk

Tickets are selling fast for the next of our Sunday afternoon speakers. Mary Smith, who will be visiting on 14 April at 2.30pm to present a fascinating talk entitled A Schoolgirl’s War, is the latest speaker to be booked by Trustee Andy Simpson to entertain visitors and add something extra to a visit to the […]… Read more

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13 Mar 2019

Another Sunday afternoon treat

Trustee Andy Simpson has added another great guest speaker to his line up of visitors to The Wing. Mary Smith is the latest speaker to be booked to entertain visitors the site on a Sunday afternoon. She will be visiting on 14 April at 2.30pm to give her fascinating talk entitled A Schoolgirl’s War. Mary, […]… Read more

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11 Mar 2019

New family event a great success

The first family film show to be held at The Wing proved a great success on Sunday (10 March). The Geoffrey Page Centre in The Wing welcomed a near-capacity audience to a free showing of Grandpa’s Great Escape, the heartwarming film based on the book by David Walliams. The film, which tells the story of […]… Read more

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26 Feb 2019

Spitfire 2019 flyby dates released

With the sun shining and thoughts turning to the warmer days ahead, the team at the Battle of Britain Memorial is already looking forward to the sight and sound of the first Spitfire to grace the site with its presence. Our friends at Aero Legends regularly send Spitfires, Hurricanes and other iconic aircraft our way, […]… Read more

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11 Feb 2019

Exciting start to talks series

A fascinating talk on The Other Battle of Britain by author and historian Paul Tweddle was enjoyed by visitors to The Wing on Sunday. Paul kicked off this season’s series of talks and events with an interesting account of Bomber Command’s contribution to the victory won by the Royal Air Force in the Battle of […]… Read more

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4 Feb 2019

Family film fun – for free!

There’s a real family treat on offer at the Battle of Britain Memorial next month, when the Trust hosts a free showing of the David Walliams film Grandpa’s Great Escape. Although the Trust regularly hosts talks and other events in The Wing, this will be the first time the Geoffrey Page Centre has been used […]… Read more

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